Category: Preservation

Behind the Big House 2016 Schedule

Click here for all tour information. Thursday, April 07th 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM – School groups orientation at Hugh Craft House: Craft House slaves quarters/kitchen: Michael Twitty – cooking demonstration; Burton Place lawn – Brick making demonstration; Magnolias slaves quarters:

Chalmers Institute is Now Available for Tours!

NOW OPEN FOR TOURS!!   Chalmers Institute (1837/1857) – 151 S. West Boundary Street This two-story brick building, built in the Federal style, was Mississippi’s first legislatively recognized University. Within its walls countless leaders, writers, educators and citizens received the

“Chalmers Institute 1837 – 1879” by Hubert McAlexander NOW AVAILABLE!

Original painting of Chalmers Institute, done by Hubert H. McAlexander, in the 1950s, taking art instruction from Netty Fant Thompson – a local artist trained at the Art Institute of Chicago Hubert H. McAlexander, eminent Marshall County chronicler, historian and

Behind the Big House Recognized by Mississippi Heritage Trust

    6.19. 2014 – Nice article in The South Reporter, with much thanks to our indispensable partners David Person with “Gracing the Table” – a local initiative that claims PMCHS’ “Behind the Big House” program as their genesis point.

Behind the Big House Tour Schedule Announced!

Join us April 12th- 14th! Schedule: Hugh Craft House is the starting point for the Behind the Big House Tour and is open daily from 9:30 am–4 pm *All quarters highlighted in RED will be available to tour during the

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Join us for the Behind the Big House Tour!

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Tips for Weatherizing While Preserving Your Historic Property

With the majority of homeowners making their homes in existing construction and many of us having the honor of living in a historic home it’s vital to develop an active property maintenance plan. And now with the heat of summer

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